Things to do

Explore Rye

With quaint medieval and Georgian houses lining winding cobbled streets, Rye is one of the most complete medieval towns remaining in England today. A renowned centre for antiques and art galleries, you will find historic buildings, such as Rye Castle and Lamb House, open to visitors. Climb to the top of St Mary’s spire for spectacular views over the town and estuary beyond. Take a stroll down the famous Instagramable Mermaid Street. Shopping in Rye is a delight! Rye has retained many small family owned businesses, and so you will find unique gifts and fashions here as well as many specialist shops unique to the town. Rye is also surrounded by many outdoor beauty spots from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to Camber Sands Beach. Below you find more details on some of our most recommended attractions to visit during your stay.


Whether your planning an short break at the The Lookout, or you live locally, Rye and it’s surrounding area are acclaimed for the many entertaining local events and activities put on throughout the year. View our social calendar of events by clicking the button below.


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